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VW Reaches Legal Settlement in Canadian Cheating Case

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Jan. 18, 2018—Volkswagen recently reached a settlement in its emissions cheating scandal that included both Porsche and Audi diesel vehicles, as noted in a recent Federal Trade Commission report.

A $290.5 million deal was agreed to by Volkswagen and Canadian class counsel, in consultation with the Commissioner of Competition, covering 20,000 3.0-litre vehicles. The Volkswagen Group Canada additionally agreed to provide a $2.5 million civil penalty.

Following the settlement, roughly 15,000 owners and lessees who received an emissions repair recall of 2013-16 VW, Porsche and Audi 3.0L diesel vehicles stand to get a cash payment, according to an Auto Service World report.

Approximately 5,000 owners and lessees of 2009-12 vehicles will also receive payments, with additional offers to either buy back, trade in, terminate the lease early, or apply modifications to reduce emissions, if approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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